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Hernando De Soto: 1501-1542

21 minutes 54 seconds

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Still image from Hernando De Soto: 1501-1542

Part of the "Famous Explorers" series. This Spanish explorer sailed up the west coast of Florida to Tampa Bay, then inland and north to Alabama and the southeast region, searching for gold. He became the first European to discover the Mississippi River.

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Episode 1
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